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Frigidaire elite, red alarm light on,freezer defrosted, fridge icing up

Frigidaire elite fridge freezer. Items in freezer are defrosting. A layer of ice has formed at the back of the fridge and red alarm light is on. Have tried turning it off and on but red alarm light still on. Help?

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    richard May 09, 2014

    Hi. Thank you for the reply. Since i posted, although the ice is still built up at the back of the fridge section, the fridge is not feeling chilled and is now too warm. I think the ice in the fridge may have built up over previous weeks. As someone who knows nothing about fridges, how would i find out if it is the heater or connectors on this particular model (frigidaire elite)? Thank you.

  • Day Coker May 09, 2014

    You would have to remove all of the shelves and screws to the back cover inside the fridge and locate the heater. It is a long black rod looking element like what is in your oven. Trace it to the wire connections one one the right of the coil the other one the left and ohm it out using a multimeter to see if it's good or not.

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Sounds like your heater is either out or the connectors are loose causing it not to be able to cool properly from ice build up

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